Gifford, Caldera, Molzahn win Newcastle tournament

Freshman Dylan Molzahn, second from right, picked up three wins on his way to being named NCHS’s OW “outstanding wrestler." His first win would be over Laramie’s fifth ranked Webb. Dylan’s lone loss of the weekend would come against Burns’s Kyle Thurin, currently ranked third in 3A. The match ended in a 6-9 loss. “Dylan’s movement, position and use of leverage was better in that loss than it has ever been.” NCHS coaches said.

Molzahn named Outstanding Wrestler

NEWCASTLE – Lusk wresters were on the road all weekend starting with the Newcastle Tournament where Dylan Molzahn, Jasper Caldera, and Pacen Gifford would be crowned champions. 

Gifford continued to dominate, wrestling a total of three minutes and picking up three pins. Caldera’s performance was solid as well controlling his opponents on the way to another championship. 

Molzahn found himself behind in a couple bouts but his tenacity allowed him to find ways to win, and the freshman eventually earned a gold medal.

The NCHS wrestlers headed to Torrington on Saturday for the Blazer Duals. 

Lusk's Dimitri Richards returned to competition to further solidify the upper weights for NCHS. Richards won two and lose one in Torrington. Gifford and Caldera took on the task of moving up in weight to challenge some of the state’s top wrestlers. 

Both had close wins and losses, and would gained exposure on their quest towards improvement. 

James Cushman went 2-1 on the weekend and looks to be on the rise as he put together some solid performances. 

Christopher Hicks found himself wrestling in the 106 lb. bracket where he performed well and picked up one solid win. 

Next week the team heads to the Moorcroft Mixer facing teams from four states.


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